Schiavenza - Barolo 2015

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The Grape:
The most famous grape in Piemonte is the noble Nebbiolo, which achieves greatness in the Barolo appellation. It is said the essence of Barolo – its power, its structure, its nuance, its cherry fruit, its aromas – is found more in Serralunga than anywhere else. 

In the vineyard, they do not use pesticides or herbicides. Cover crops such as clover and mustard greens are planted to achieve balance and limit yields naturally. Harvest is manual and is conducted according to the phases of the moon. In the cellar, they use only naturally occurring yeasts, and ferment the wines in cement cisterns, with 20-25 days of maceration. In terms of aging,  the wines see extended time in the traditional large 3000-3600L Slavonian oak casks called botti.  Vineyards are on the east side of the Serralunga ridge, so exposures are all same, to the southeast.  

Tasting Notes:
A burst of black cherry flavor introduces this rich red. Tar, earth, leather and wild herb notes follow through, aligned with dense tannins. Finishes with balance and length

Recommended Pairings:
Classic Piemontese dishes like Agnolotti and Tajerin. Excellent with a wide range of meats from rabbit to lamb. Superb with mushrooms and truffles, especially white Alba truffles.

Country: Italy

Region: Piemonte

Appellation: Barolo D.O.C.G

Vineyards: Cerrati and Meriame vineyard sites located in the village of Serralunga d'Alba

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol: 15%

Aging: 30 months in large botti

Soil: chalk, tufa and limestone

Altitude: 360-440 m.a.s.l.

Serving Temperature: 66°F

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